James Graham Brown Cancer Center Opens at the Medical Center Jewish Northeast

 

Louisville, Ky. (July 29, 2015)—Patients seeking the expertise of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, jointly operated by KentuckyOne Health and the University of Louisville, can now take advantage of a new location.  It is inside KentuckyOne Health’s Medical Center Jewish Northeast, conveniently located off Old Henry Road and the Gene Snyder Freeway at 2401 Terra Crossing Boulevard.

“Extending the reach of the Brown Cancer Center improves access to care for cancer patients in the region and provides added convenience, access to leading physicians and support during cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery,” said Ruth Brinkley, president and CEO, KentuckyOne Health. “Kentucky has some of the highest rates of cancer in the United States. Through our partnership with the Brown Cancer Center and the University of Louisville we are addressing this issue and advancing our vision of bringing wellness, healing and hope to all across the Commonwealth.”

“The Brown Cancer Center is known throughout this region as being a leader in innovative cancer care,” added Dr. James Ramsey, president of the University of Louisville. “Extending the reach to patients across the Commonwealth has always been a core goal of our partnership with KentuckyOne Health. This is an important milestone not only for our partnership but in our ongoing efforts to fight cancer in communities across Kentucky.”

“This collaborative effort among the Brown Cancer Center, KentuckyOne Health and the University of Louisville is a model for the type of partnership required to combat the devastation that cancer causes in the Commonwealth,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “I have worked the last several years to fund programs and to offer affordable, quality health care that will help us tackle cancer in every corner of the state. A goal of my health workgroup is to reduce Kentucky’s cancer deaths by 10 percent. Making health care and wellness programs more accessible to our citizens is part of that plan. I want to thank all the partners involved in this project for continuing to improve the health landscape in Kentucky.”

Like the downtown location, the Brown Cancer Center at Jewish Northeast offers a broad array of cancer care. This includes multidisciplinary cancer care clinics five days a week for the treatment of a variety of cancers such as lung, melanoma, breast urinary tract, bladder, kidneys and prostate.

These clinics consist of surgical, medical and radiation oncologists with University of Louisville Physicians.  They are supported by a team of nurses, social workers, medical assistants, pharmacologists and other health professionals. The multi-disciplinary approach is designed to provide the best course of treatment for individual patients, along with counseling and support throughout the diagnosis, treatment and recovery process.

The facility also provides diagnostic medical imaging including MRI, PET/CT, CT fluoroscopy, full-field digital mammography, nuclear medicine, X-ray, ultrasound and DEXA/bone density. New appointments, clinical follow-up and treatment are available.

The new location provides an option for care closer to home for many patients in Louisville and surrounding counties.

“In 2013 alone, the Brown Cancer Center had more than 1,200 visits from patients who live in Jefferson County and drove past Jewish Northeast to receive care at the downtown center,” said Donald Miller, MD, director of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. “It is likely that even more patients came from surrounding counties such as Shelby, Oldham and Henry. Providing patients with the option to receive care at the best and closest location to them will improve their comfort and overall experience.”

The new location expands upon existing cancer care at Jewish Northeast provided by Cancer and Blood Specialists. In all, 14,000 square feet of Jewish Northeast is now focused on cancer care. Patients also have access to resources and support services, including support groups, by phone or via the downtown location.

“Jewish Northeast is designed to provide a comfortable environment for cancer care,” said Dr. Miller. “Patients undergoing infusion treatments, such as chemotherapy, will experience private rooms with views of the park-like landscape surrounding the facility.”

Jewish Northeast is a four-story, 120,000-square-foot facility and opened in August of 2009.

With an emphasis on translational research – delivering effective treatments to patients as quickly as possible – the Brown Cancer Center is one of America’s finest cancer treatment and research institutions. U.S. News & World Report ranked it as one of the best hospitals in Louisville for cancer care in 2014-2015.

In August 2014, University of Louisville Physicians radiation oncologists established an affiliation with Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown, which is also part of KentuckyOne Health. That affiliation brings experts from the Brown Cancer Center to Nelson County.

About James Graham Brown Cancer Center
James Graham Brown Cancer Center provides and develops, through innovative research, the most effective approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Together, KentuckyOne Health and University of Louisville, jointly operate Brown Cancer Center to offer the best cancer care in the region with doctors from UofL Physicians. This collaborative organization brings together two of the strongest clinical and academic entities to provide advanced cancer care in Kentucky.